All aboard Scoma's Manhattan Flight. (Gamma Nine Photography)

5 Reasons to Drink: Manhattan Flights, Free Rum, a Beer Pairing Dinner + More

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Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. ~Aristophanes


Free Rum Tasting and Cigar Rolling Workshop

Drop by Sip Bar & Lounge on Thursday at 7pm for a free tasting and presentation of Zacapa Rum, presented by Diageo Spirits expert Alex Velez. Once you've mixed and mingled, tasted the rum, and learned how it's made, stick around for a cigar rolling workshop, where you'll learn to roll your own. The event is free and open to guests 21 and older. Specialty featured cocktails will be available for purchase and served alongside complimentary empanadas. // 787 Broadway (North Beach), siploungesf.com


Yuzuki Japanese Eatery in San Francisco to Host Sake Class

Sake lovers who want to learn more about the Japanese elixir are in luck. Sake Sommelier and Yuzuki Sake Director Yoshihiro Sakro is teaching a Sake Brewing and Regionality class at Yukuzi Japanese Eatery this Sunday, from 4pm to 5:30pm. The $50/person workshop, designed for people who already have some basic knowledge of sake, includes sake and otsumami, aka "snacks to complement the sake." Call 415-556-9898 or email yoshi@yuzukisf.com to make reservations. // 598 Guerrero St. (Mission), yuzukisf.com


Small Batch Beer Pairing Dinner in Berkeley

Santa Rosa's HenHouse Brewing Company is bringing a batch of special beers to Berkeley for Comal restaurant's small batch beer pairing dinner next Tuesday at 6:30pm. The five-course meal will feature pairings such as King Salmon tartare served with HenHouse's Cracked Pepper Saison and braised duck enchilada matched with Honest Day's Work Red Rye Saison. The dinner will held in Abajo, Comal's private dining room, where guests will get a chance to meet HenHouse's Sayre Piotrkowski. Tickets are available online for $75/person, including food, beer and service charge. // 2020 Shattuck Ave. (Berkeley), comalberkeley.com


Manhattan Flights at Scoma's

Do you find it challenging to choose between bourbon and vermouth options when ordering a Manhattan? Scoma's Bar Director Matt Talbert has just the cure: a Manhattan Flight featuring three different house-aged Manhattans. The flight builds on Talbert's successful 1965 Manhattan, featuring Old Potrero Straight Rye, Punt e Mes, Angostura Bitters and Luxardo Cherry, barrel aged for 1,965 hours in charred oak cases in honor of the year the restaurant opened. The M4K Manhattan has been aged for a total of 4,000 hours in two different barrels, and the Three-18 aged in two different barrels before being bottle-finished with charred oak spirals. Try all three for $25. // 1965 Al Scoma's Way, Pier 47 (Fisherman's Wharf), scomas.com


Italian-Inspired Happy Hour at Tratto

Psst… You don't need tickets to the theater to down a few drinks in the theater district. In fact, you can day drink in the neighborhood hours before any curtains open, thanks to Tratto's 3pm to 6pm Happy Hour, every weekday. The bar-driven Italian eatery serves $3 Peroni beer, $6 house red or white wine, $7 tap cocktails and $7 well drinks, as well as a wide variety of lighter bites for $6 to $20. Outside of happy hour, other bar specialties include $12 boozy Italian sodas and $8 house-made limoncello, orangecello and grapefruit cello. // 501 Geary St (Tenderloin), tratto-sf.com


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